Officials warn of rip tides off north Florida

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By: Eileen Cofre

JACKSONVILLE, Fla.- The U.S. Coast Guard is warning swimmers, surfers and beachgoers of dangerous riptides along north Florida's coastline due to swells from Tropical Storm Edouard..
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Thieves at RV dealership steal thousands in cables

Updated 5 days ago   
By: Eileen Cofre

NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla.- Thieves at an RV dealership stole over $4,000 worth of cables.Officials were called yesterday to RV Kountry located on the 1600 block of North Tamiami Trail..
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Burglars siphon gas from FM company vehicles

Updated 5 days ago   
By: Eileen Cofre

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Officials are looking into a burglary to two company vehicles from Hayden and Associates located on the 12000 block of Whitehall Drive.Authorities say, approximat..
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Florida woman flies plane on 90th birthday

Updated 5 days ago   
By: Eileen Cofre

PALM COAST, Fla.- A central Florida woman celebrated her 90th birthday by flying a four-seat Cessna.    Billy Jones had to sit on a pillow to see out the windshield ..
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Ocala council repeals saggy pants ordinance

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By: Eileen Cofre

OCALA, Fla.- Saggy pants will once again be allowed on city property after the Ocala City Council voted to repeal an ordinance banning them.    In a 4-1 vote on Tues..
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Police: Clerk, 80, beaten, gagged during robbery

Updated 5 days ago   
By: Eileen Cofre

WINTER HAVEN, Fla.- Police say an 80-year-old Winter Haven store clerk is in serious condition following an attack by a robber who posed as a customer.    The incide..
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Naples and Clewiston football ranked in state poll

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By: Eileen Cofre

The Associated Press Top 10 Florida high school football poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records, rating points and previous rankings:    Class 8A ..
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Man gets life for fatal drug shooting.

Updated 5 days ago   
By: Brook Cole

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.- A man who previously spent more than three decades in a New York prison for killing two people has been sentenced to life in prison for a Florida murder.&nbs..
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Sen. Rubio to deliver defense speech

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By: Victoria Kasselman

MIAMI, Fla.- Sen. Marco Rubio is positioning himself as the leading foreign policy hawk among Republicans considering runs for the White House, pushing for more military spending a..
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Miami Beach prepares for extreme high tides

Updated 5 days ago   
By: Erin Sheehan

Miami Beach officials say some of the new storm water pumps under construction across the city will be working by the time extreme high tides emerge later this fall.   &n..
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Bonita Springs council to discuss medical marijuana

Updated 5 days ago   
By: Stephanie Susskind

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla.- The Bonita Springs city council is expected to discuss medical marijuana at today's meeting, and how to move forward if voters pass Amendment 2 in November, l..
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Obama: Ebola one day, extremist threat the next

Updated 5 days ago   
By: Sam Mount

TAMPA, Fla.- President Barack Obama is consulting Wednesday with military officials about the U.S. counterterrorism campaign against Islamic State militants. The meeting in Ta..
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Red tide off northwest Florida could hit economy

Updated 5 days ago   
By: Rachel Rothe

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) - It's like Florida's version of The Blob. Slow moving glops of toxic algae in the northeast Gulf of Mexico are killing sea turtles, sharks and fish, and thre..
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Teen charged as an adult in mother's murder

Updated 5 days ago   
By: Corey Lazar

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- The teen accused of murdering his mother in North Fort Myers will be charged as an adult. 15-year-old Tyrese Landrum made his first appearance in court today.Land..
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Friday Night Highlights Game of the Week

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By: Bill Halter

The Friday Night Highlights Game of the Week crew will be at South Fort Myers High School on Friday for the undefeated showdown between the Wolfpack and the Green Wave from Fort My..
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Neighbors say similar attempted kidnapping in NFM last week

Updated 5 days ago   
By: Rachel Spangenthal

NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla.- "If I wouldn't have moved, I probably would have been taken." The 13-year-old victim didn't want to show her face, but she tells WINK News reporter Megan Co..
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Cape Coral program hopes to educate, enforce bicycle safety

Updated 5 days ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- Less than a month after Cape Coral teen Austin Dukette died in bike crash on his way to school, only WINK News is learning a new program is in the works, to preve..
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New Port Charlotte Walmart looks to hire associates

Updated 5 days ago   
By: Eileen Cofre

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- Walmart will hire up to 95 associates to work at a new store slated to open this winter. A temporary hiring center has opened at 1825 Tamiami Trail, Unit F5. ..
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FMB votes in favor of open containers at Pirate Festival

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By: Eileen Cofre

FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla.- Open containers will once again be allowed at this year's Fort Myers Beach Pirate Festival.Attendees will be able to walk around with a drink in hand. This ..
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Authorities investigate NFM attempted kidnapping

Updated 5 days ago   
By: Megan Contreras

NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla.- Authorities are investigating an attempted kidnapping that occurred yesterday on the 100 block of Brooks Road.The 13-year-old victim says she was walking we..
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